Deepak told me that Rahul, Padma etc stayed in RTS for many years and became “complacent” and uninterested in tech topics outside their work. I think Deepak has sharp observations.
I notice many Indian colleagues (compared to East European, Chinese..) uninterested in zbs or QQ topics. I think many of them learn the minimum to pass tech interviews. CSY has this attitude on coding IV but the zbs attitude on socket knowledge
–> That’s a fundamental reason for my QQ strength on the WallSt body-building arena.
If you regularly benchmark yourself externally, often against younger guys, you are probably more aware of your standing, your aging, the pace of tech churn, … You live your days under more stress, both negative and positive stress.
I think these RTS guys may benchmark internally once a while, if ever. If the internal peers are not very strong, then you would get a false sense of strength.
The RTS team may not have any zbs benchmark, since GTD is (99.9%) the focus for the year-end appraisal.
These are some of the reasons Deepak felt 4Y is the max .. Deepak felt H1 guys are always on our toes and therefore more fit for survival.